Graduate Certificate in Enterprise Systems (GCES)

Graduate Certificate in Enterprise Systems

Graduate Certificate in Enterprise Systems (GCES)

This certificate program is designed for those who are interested in acquiring expertise and skills in the growing discipline of Enterprise Systems (ES). Enterprise Systems software utilizes the computational power with massive data storage and transmission capabilities to support enterprise processes, information flows, reporting, and data analytics within and among complex organizations. Typical Enterprise Systems include Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Supply Chain Management (SCM), and Customer Relationship Management (CRM). The software architecture aiming at facilitating the flow of information among all business functions inside the boundaries of the organization and to outside stakeholders. Built on a centralized database and business intelligence, ES aims to consolidate all business operations into a uniform, real-time, and enterprise-wide system environment. This certificate program is open to both degree- and non-degree seeking students.
The Graduate Certificate in Enterprise Systems (GCES) program combines the optimal design of enterprise structures and operations with SAP implementation. This certificate program is open to both degree- and non-degree seeking students.

Admission Requirements

A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 is required for admission. International graduate student applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit a score for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). A total score of 80 on the iBT TOEFL or 6.5 overall on the IELTS is required.

Certificate Requirements

Students must take at least 5 required courses and receive an average grade of “B” or higher. In addition, students who attain “B” or better in at least three courses will also earn a SAP certificate. All the credits earned in this Certificate program may be used in the Master of Science in Engineering Management (MSEM) degree program provided the student is admitted to the MSEM degree program prior to the completion of no more than 12 Graduate Certificate credits.

Credits: 3  
Description: Enterprise processes and functions, enterprise engineering methodology and techniques, enterprise scalability, systems and vertical integration, systems design and implementation.
Credits: 3  
Description: Enterprise systems overview; major enterprise functions; standard operation procedures; system configuration and parameters; master data; user interfaces and reports; and hands-on experience.
Credits: 3  
Description: Collaborative engineering and environment; decision processes; changes management; virtual enterprise operation systems; and hands-on experience with a commercial enterprise operation system.
Credits: 3  
Description: Enterprise architectures; work flow modeling and design; systems integration methodology; vertical and horizontal integration; master data analysis and integration; and hands-on experience.
Credits: 3  
Description: Supply networks overview; interactive supply network planning; optimal systems and process design; optimization techniques and heuristics; master and transaction data transfer; and hands-on experience.

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